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Latin name : Harpagophytum procumbens
Part : Roots
Country : Namibia
Amount : 100 g or 454 g (1lb)
Properties : Powerful anti-inflammatory, useful in case of arthritis or inflammation in general, externally but mainly internally (ideal in capsules).
Precautions : Avoid in times of pregnancy and breastfeeding. Not recommended in the case of a gastro-duodenal ulcer. Could interact with arrhythmia drugs.
Plant powders' uses: In capsules, in food, in smoothie, in pastilles and energy balls, then externally (cosmetics, ointments, poultices). Unless exceptional, plant powders are not soluble in water, although several molecules they contain. For better results, it is preferable to extract these molecules in water, alcohol or in oil (certain molecules are fat -soluble). For more information, the Schools Flowers offers an introductory workshop and an à la carte course on the manufacture of therapeutic products.
We advise to consult a health professional before using medicinal plants, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or under medication.
Information on this website has not been assessed by Health Canada and does not replace the opinion of a health professional. She is only informative.